NYX – Wonder Pencil

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I love the NYX Cosmetics Wonder Pencil. This one pencil has so many used – concealing flaws & blemishes, lip liner to prevent bleeding & fading, highlight under the brow – but my favorite is to use it on the inner corner of my eye. This brightens the eyes & can give the illusion that they are bigger.

Recipe: One-Pan Pasta

Since I work two jobs, I am always on the look for quick but delicious meals to create. When I came across Martha Stewart’s ‘One-Pan Pasta‘, I knew this would be a home-run in the kitchen. You basically use  1 pot, put all the ingredients in to cook together and boom — dinner in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients

12 ounces of the pasta of your choice (1 box)

4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth

12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half (1.5 cups)

1 onion, sliced to your liking & as much/little as you want

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

Basil

Italian Seasoning

Extra-virgin olive oil

Salt & Pepper

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Step 1:

Fill your pot with 4 cups of the broth of your choice. I used Chicken Broth but you can also cut the broth with water if you would like.

Step 2: 

Add all of your ingredients into the pot. Make sure your noodles are under the water. I added salt, pepper, Italian seasoning & olive oil to the pot. There is no set measurement for these, it’s all about personal preference and to taste. I added about 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.

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Step 3:

Place lid on top of the pot  with the temperature at its highest heat and let the water come to a complete boil.

Step 4:

Once at a complete boil, slightly lower the temperature and remove the lid.

*Make sure to turn pasta with tongs every 2-3 minutes throughout the rest of the cooking process. Stirring too much can make the pasta mushy.

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The total cook time should be about 10 -15 (until pasta is cooked and most liquid has been absorbed) Just an FYI: the water should be boiling throughout the cooking process.

….here is the finished product!

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You can add some red pepper flakes in the beginning to give this dish some heat or finish it off with some grated parm. I added chicken cutlets on the side since they are my husbands favorite.

Let me know if you try this dish :) Enjoy!

Simply Stylist 2014 – NYC

Simply Stylist’s Fashion & Beauty Conference returns to NY on October 25th!

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Catt Sadler of E! News will be hosting the Fashion and Beauty Panel, which includes speakers such as actress & fashion blogger Jamie Chung who will be giving her expert advice on the fashion industry. This will be a real treat as Jamie Chung grabs your attention with her Keynote presentation and showcasing her fashion blog “What the Chung”. Joe Zee, Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style, will also be speaking about his dynamic career path in the publishing world. NY’s own, Hannah Bronfman, Co-founder of Beautified app, will be speaking about her entrepreneurial success alongside being an influential DJ and beauty enthusiast.

This year Simply Stylist is teaming up with an inspiring charity, The Farley Project. The Farley Project shows a perspective of bullying through the eyes of the bullied victims. The fashion industry can be very cut throat which is why Simply Stylist chose a charity that highlights kindness and to show that the fashion and beauty industry is more than a crude and callous environment

Click HERE to purchase your tickets!

Stack Wines

As an (unofficial) certified wino, I love discovering & trying out new brands. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Stack Wines through NYC’s BeautyCon this past May. I remember walking up to the bar and seeing what first appeared to be a tall, thin bottle of wine. But I was wrong – what really was under that packaging was 4 individually packaged STACKED wines.

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I instantly ordered one (obviously) and when the bartender popped a straw into it – I almost fainted. I’ve never seen portable, individual wine before but I was hooked. I got to try all 4 types of wine they offer and each one was so flavorful and delicious in its own way.

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON                CHARDONNAY

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             RED BLEND                        PINOT GRIGIO

 

Stack Wines is a set of four 187-ml stemless cups that are individually sealed and stacked on top of one another.

One of my biggest wine pet peeves is having to open a bottle of wine for just 1 glass. Then the rest of the bottle sits in the fridge and when you pour yourself another glass the following week the taste is totally different. The crispness & freshness is GONE.

Stack Wines eliminates that issue.  They are perfect for your trips to the beach and camping or to just keep in your fridge and snap one off to enjoy at anytime.

Here are some snap shots of Stack Wines on the go:

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Click HERE to locate Stack Wines in your area!

….& don’t forget to keep in an eye out for Xo, G. Stack Wines has partnered with Giuliana Rancic to create her new wine brand.

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Stay tuned to my upcoming Wedding Series to see a collaboration I did with Stack Wines!